Swyfft, the Insurance Company that Uses AI to Save Customers Money, Sets Sights on National Rollout

Swyfft, a platform that won’t stop until it has wholly disrupted insurance as we know it, announces launch in Illinois and New Jersey

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Strange insurance claims rise as a result of fur, feathers and creepy-crawlies

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Everything from peacocks to bedbugs are leading to a rise in filings with insurers in the United States. Strange insurance claims resulting from animal-related incidents are on the rise in the United States. Everything from aggressive peacocks to hotel room bedbugs are sending people to their insurers for reimbursement of their losses. This insurance data was published by Allianz SE in a report based on a recent study it conducted. Strange insurance claims in the United States involving bedbugs rose by 50 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to Allianz…

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Allstate Insurance Company launching new underwriting platform

Allstate Insurance Company

The insurer announced the implementation of the platform featuring automated data integration. Allstate Insurance Company has announced its intentions to implement the UnderwritingCenter platform. The platform was created by Myriad Development. The goal is to improve automated data integration while enhancing the quality of risk evaluation. UnderwritingCenter allows Allstate to automate its underwriting decision making processes. At the same time, Allstate Insurance Company can use the underwriting platform to integrate third party data and virtual surveys into the mix. In this way, the insurer hopes to produce greater accuracy in…

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Insurance news study results show people with coverage use hospital less

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The research compared hospitalizations among those who had health plans with those who didn’t. According to the results of a new study that are making insurance news headlines, people who have health coverage are far less likely to require hospitalization than those who are uninsured. This data comes at a time when the Affordable Care Act is still trying to show it will be financially worthwhile. The research performed a comparison between the hospitalizations of childless adults who had BadgerCare with those who are completely uninsured. What it determined was…

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TWIA plan aims to reduce financial burden on policyholders

Texas Homeowners Insurance

Texas legislators introduce new plan for TWIA Texas lawmakers have revealed a plan that aims to help solve the problems of the beleaguered Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA). The state-run insurance provider offers coverage for coastal properties and is typically the only place homeowners in coastal regions can find the coverage they need because of the high risks they represent. TWIA has faced several challenges over the years, most of which have been financial, and lawmakers have been working to solve these problems. Plan aims to raise funds for state-run…

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Insurance news from Swiss Re shows drop in catastrophe claims

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The industry has faced about half as much cost from disasters than it saw last year. Swiss Re, the massive European reinsurance company, has released its most recent insurance news statistics for the year, saying that it looks as though the industry took on about half of the claims costs for disasters this year than it did last year. The claims losses from 2011 were nearly record breaking, so the notable reduction is very welcome. The prediction made by Swiss Re in its insurance news statement was that the industry…

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Life insurance premiums will increase next year

Life Insurance News

Swiss Re has stated that as the global economy returns to growth, rates will start to rebuild. The second largest reinsurer in the world, Swiss Re Ltd., has just released its latest predictions about next year, and it has stated that the sectors for global primary coverage in non-life, as well as life insurance and health will all be on the rise as the worldwide economy starts to grow. Property and casualty premiums are predicted to face an increase of 3 percent in real terms. Moreover, after a year without…

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Insurance news from Ohio shows fraud is on the rise

California Insurance company Fraud scam

The state has received a record breaking number of allegations of fraudulent claims this year. Officials in Ohio have reported the insurance news that there has been a notable increase to the amount of fraud that is occurring in the industry. The scams are being blamed on the hard economic times and criminal activities in the state. According to the most recent Ohio Department of Insurance news, the combined efforts of insurers, agents, customers, police, and other parties have already generated 4,022 fraud allegations in the state as of last…

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Beyond compliance – Added value in a Solvency II implementation

Compliance and Risk Management Insurance News

Solvency II implementation costs may shave a few cents off earnings per share, but this cost should be balanced by the benefit of a far more transparent – consistently transparent – set of reporting requirements than before. This valuable information will lead to improved economic planning and insight, and the ability to embed early-warning mechanisms. Risks exposed The structure of data is critically important to any Solvency II solution. Hence, insurance companies should start early to design a data management framework that is flexible enough to support Solvency II and…

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Insurance industry warning released by Lloyd’s of London

International Insurance Industry

The oldest market of insurers in the world has issued a caution to the globe. Lloyd’s of London, the oldest coverage market worldwide, has issued a warning to the insurance industry, cautioning it that if a natural disaster should strike in emerging economies, the cost of rebuilding could be enormous. It has included over a dozen emerging economies in its warning against tremendous rebuilding bills. In fact, it pointed out that there is currently a global insurance industry deficit worth £104 million ($168 million), and that this is now affecting…

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